CAREERS IN CIVIL CONSTRUCTION
In past editions of The Star we have outlined the tremendous opportunities there are in the Shipbuilding industry in South Australia. Another industry that is booming is in Civil Construction, which covers the following areas:
- Bituminous Surfacing
- Pipe Laying
- Road Construction and Maintenance
- Road Marking
- Traffic Management
The last area listed (tunneling) is new to South Australia and the multibillion South Road Project (a tunnel from Tonsley to Anzac Highway, then Anzac Highway to Thebarton) will remove enough dirt, via specially designed tunneling machines, to fill six Adelaide Oval Stadiums.
To this end, there is a three week practical based course from 20 September to 15 October based at Civil Train’s training site at Burton that covers units from the Certificate 3 in Civil Construction (plus 20 Stage 2 SACE Credits). This course is aimed at Year 11 and 12 students who hold a Learner’s Permit or Provisional Driver’s Licence.
Please note students must attend an information session and pass an interview process. Students who successfully complete this program will be considered for a Civil Apprenticeship.
Interested students must register by Monday 19 July to attend the information session on Wednesday 21 July 21 from 5:30 – 7:30pm at Civil Train, 1 South Road, Thebarton. To register click here.
The cost for this course is $350 and St Michael’s College will contribute 50%.
Please contact Mr Woolford for more information.
BARISTA LEVEL 1 WITH HG COFFEE SCHOOL
The HG Coffee School Barista Level 1 & Food Safety course is perfect for anyone looking to jump into the Hospitality Industry. The course will cover all the necessary fundamentals of commercial coffee machine usage to prepare for that amazing hospitality job! This course is being run for young people looking to enter the hospitality industry. Bookings are required
WHEN: Thursday 8 July from 9:00am – 3:30pm
WHERE: Brighton Districts and Old Scholars Football Club and Brighton Cricket Club
COST: Students – $50
BOOK ONLINE: Click here.
CONTACT: Shannon Swart 08 8229 9881
Mr Kevin Woolford, VET Coordinator
YEAR 12 CAREERS PRESENTATION
On Wednesday 23 June, Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris presented to the Year 12 cohort. As always, lots of information was communicated and the College encourages students to go through the PowerPoint presentation, as well as the follow up email that was sent to Year 12 students after the session.
Finding the PowerPoint with all the active links:
Go to the green and black tile in the SEQTA home page:
On the Careers and VET SEQTA Portal, click on the Important Info TAB at the top.
Scroll down to Career Presentations and you will find Yr12 Careers PowerPoint Term 2 Week 10.
GLENN GERREYN VIDEO
To access the Glen Gerreyn video “Bringing Your Purpose to Light”, please click here.
To register for all of the wide and varied jobs coming out of the Shipbuilding opportunities (these positions are not all about welding submarines!) please click here.
Don’t be put off by the title Naval Ship Building College Workforce Register.
ASC TRADE APPRENTICESHIP
Applications for ASC trade apprenticeships in Fabrication, Mechanical and Electrical positions at ASC Osborne close soon. Please click here for more information.
WHO DO I WANT TO BECOME?
Trying to identify the “unique me”, “who do I want to become?” To access a character strength quiz, please click here.
To read the Year 13 blog post ‘finding your passion’, please click here.
INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT OR A CAREER IN TOURISM?
ICHM at Regency Park is a private institution and can be expensive, however it is a world class establishment and there are opportunities to get a fee reduction based on the ATAR category achieved.
One of our 2020 Year 12 graduates, Jennifer Roberts, was awarded a scholarship for the 2020 Bachelor of Business (Hospitality Management).
There is a free Discovery Day on Friday 16 July (the last Friday of school holidays) to be held at The Oval, Hotel Adelaide Oval.
There is an opportunity to:
- Have interactive sessions with ICHM lecturers and key staff
- Have lunch with ICHM staff and students
- Take behind the scene tours of two of Adelaide’s finest hotels and venues
UPCOMING CAREERS EVENTS:
CREATIVE INDUSTRIES EXPO
Wednesday 28 July at Lot Fourteen (Stone & Chalk). General public sessions: $10 +BF
Every hour from 3pm – 7pm (45 min duration).
$10 +BF or free entry with a daytime or schools out session ticket (redeemable at the box office). For more information please click here.
TORRENS UNIVERSITY “VIRTUAL CAREERS EXPO”
Torrens University ‘Virtual Careers Expo’ is on the last day of July Holidays, Friday 16 July from 11:30am – 7:00pm (AEST).
There will be many universities from Australia wide, not just Torrens University. Please click here for more information.
Students can log-in and ask live questions and watch live seminars anytime between 11:30am and 7:00pm. They also have the option to watch any seminars and presentations on-demand any time afterwards, as well as explore any the exhibitor’s stands, download course guides, and take virtual campus tours.
For more information and to see the full list of the contributors, please click here.
CAREER “OPEN” EVENTS
Next term there are many opportunities for students and families to get first-hand information about potential pathways from the Universities. Unfortunately, at this stage we have not been updated by TAFE SA, but we can flag the following institutions and their proposed dates:
|Monday 2 August||St Michael's College Tertiary Expo Night||On campus from 6:00 - 8:00 pm|
|Wednesday 11 August||The University of Adelaide||Virtual from 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm (ACDT) https://www.adelaide.edu.au/openday/|
|Saturday 14 August||CQ University||Virtual https://www.cqu.edu.au/events/event-items/open-day/interactive-virtual-open-day-august|
|Saturday 14 August||Flinders University||On campus. Register here: https://www.flinders.edu.au/study/events-key-dates/open-days|
|Sunday 15 August||The University of Adelaide||On campus and online from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (ACDT)|
|Sunday 15 August||University of South Australia (City West & East)||On campus https://www.unisa.edu.au/opendays/register-for-updates/|
|Tuesday 17 August||Torrens University||Virtual https://www.torrens.edu.au/whats-on/open-day/virtual-open-day|
|Monday 22 August||University of South Australia (Mawson Lakes)||On campus https://www.unisa.edu.au/opendays/register-for-updates/|
|Wednesday 25 August||University of South Australia (Magill)||On campus https://www.unisa.edu.au/opendays/register-for-updates/|
Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Career Counsellors